Put Christ’s words into practice and prepare for a gratifying career in human services.
Earn qualifications to enter a variety of service settings, including clinics, nursing homes, social services agencies, homeless shelters, substance abuse programs and community organizations with the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree from Southeastern University. We believe that servant leaders can be world-changers, and throughout your educational journey, you’ll become better equipped to improve quality of life and make a positive impact on those you serve. Meet the needs of those who are hurting. Solve problems and advocate for change in systems that affect people who require assistance. Learn how to link people in need with sources of aid and assistance. With our flexible online human services degree, you’ll get an interdisciplinary education as you learn from faculty who are experienced in the field. This versatile degree can be applied to numerous careers and graduate programs.
Our human services degree provides you with a strong foundation for the profession, exploring topics such as:
- Case management competencies and intervention strategies
- Delivery systems and models utilized in human services
- Political, social and cultural changes and the impact on the way services are delivered
- Human services offered throughout one’s lifespan, from conception to death
- Group development strategies
- Program planning theories, processes and procedures of program planning and evaluation and how to integrate faith into your job
- Faith and how to incorporate it into your job
- Conflict resolution theories
- Research methodologies
- Real-life experience with individuals, groups, organizations and communities
Additionally, our human service degree requires completion of two practicum courses through which you’ll gain hands-on experience as you apply your knowledge of theory, skills and professional behavior into practice with a human services agency.
Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Courses and Requirements
Our online human services degree includes a total of 124 credits. Fifty-four credits make up the general education component of the program. The human services major core consists of 39 credits, and an additional 31 credits of undergraduate-level elective courses from any department are required.
The general education component of undergraduate degrees provides you with a basic understanding of a broad range of subjects. This supports the liberal arts emphasis of the university’s academic mission.
Course Number Course Title Description Credits HUSV 2013 Introduction to Human Services An examination of the fundamental knowledge, skill and attitudinal base of the human services profession. Included are philosophy, value base, ethical standards, early history, professional roles and functions, client systems, purposes served, fields of practice, professional organizations, and the current status of Human Services. An introductory exposure to generalist human service practice is provided. 3 HUSV 2043 Case Management and Intervention This course gives students a foundation in case management competencies and intervention strategies. 3 HUSV 2053 Human Services Delivery This course explores the different delivery systems and models used in human services. This course will examine how changes in public policy, administrative directives, and legal rulings impact service delivery. This course will also examine the impact that past political, social, and cultural changes have on the way services are delivered. 3 HUSV 2433 Human Services/Development Across Life-Span This course will examine human development across the life-span from a human services perspective. The focus of the course will center around the various services available as they relate to the individuals life-span development from conception to death. 3 HUSV 3033 Group Dynamics This course is a study of group dynamics, with particular attention to group development process. The role of the leader, issue-specific or problem-specific group facilitation, and strategies for dealing with particular group-process issues will be emphasized. Participation in group-process is required of every student. 3 HUSV 3333 Human Diversity This course examines the complex nature of culture and personal identity, explores populations at-risk, and encourages students to understand and appreciate diversity. Specific knowledge of individual cultures, awareness of the patterns of oppression experienced by those cultures, and skills relevant to developing a culturally competent approach to working with diverse people groups are addressed. 3 HUSV 3063 Program Planning and Evaluation This course will examine the theory, process, and procedures of program planning and evaluation. This course will also provide students with the basic set of skills necessary to design, develop, and evaluate various human service programs. 3 HUSV 3073 Human Services Practicum and Field Experience I This course allows students the opportunity to put theory, skills, and professional behavior into practice by working with an agency within the human services profession. Students will gain key knowledge, skills, and abilities by working within a field setting. 3 HUSV 3833 Management in Human Services This course provides an introduction to management practices of human service programs, agencies, and organizations with an emphasis on program development. 3 HUSV 3083 Human Services Practicum and Field Experience II This course is a continuation of HUSV 3073. It provides students the opportunity to put theory, skills, and professional behavior into practice by working with an agency within the human services profession. Students will gain key knowledge, skills, and abilities by working within a field setting. 3 HUSV 3533 Conflict Resolution in Human Services This course focuses on human interaction, conflict, and conflict resolution theories in the helping professions. This course also explores methods of conflict resolution associated with positive outcomes related to settling disputes and personal development. 3 HUSV 3433 Human Services and Faith Integration The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to explore human services from a Christian worldview that invovles intentionally integrating faith and human services with an emphasis on spiritual and professional growth. 3 HUSV 4053 Research Methods The application of the scientific method of inquiry to theory and practice for the purpose of knowledge building and the development of best practice. The content of this course includes research design, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, systematic evaluation of practice and evaluation of theory. The focus is on the development of social research and practice with individuals, groups, organizations, and communities. 3
Choose a total of 31 credits of any college-level elective courses.
Tuition and Fees
|Tuition||$390 per credit hour||$48,360|
|Technology Fee||$100 per semester||$800|
|General Student Fee||$150 per semester||$1,200|
Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated two to eight semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.
At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options.Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions
- Because our online tuition rate is already discounted, we do not offer additional internal scholarships. However, we encourage you to apply for external scholarships. Connect with your tuition planner for additional information.
- Yes. Our online students are an extension of our community. You are welcome to visit campus, use our library or other amenities and attend campus events.
- Typically, you don’t have to take these exams. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.
- We accept transfer credit all the way up to the master's degree level and offer free transfer credit evaluations. Transfer credits are accepted from regionally accredited colleges and universities, as well as institutions accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. We also accept transfer credits from nationally accredited or unaccredited institutions if an articulation agreement exists. For information, view our Transfer Policy.
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